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Spring 2022

Discover Paris in the spring, Caen in Normandy and its marvellous markets plus Yvoire, a picturesque village on the edge of Lake Geneva in Haute-Savoie. Explore Saint-Omer, a historic city in the far north that's full of secrets and treasures, and Evian, where Frankenstein's monster stayed! Head with us to Metz in Lorraine to find out about its incredible past, La Couvertoirade, one of the prettiest villages in France, and the UNESCO heritage of Avignon. Guides, gorgeous photos, what's new in France, the best tours and delicious recipes from the legendary Le Nôtre bakery in Paris - and more.

Discover Paris in the spring, Caen in Normandy and its marvellous markets plus Yvoire, a picturesque village on the edge of Lake Geneva in Haute-Savoie. Explore Saint-Omer, a historic city in the far north that's full of secrets and treasures, and Evian, where Frankenstein's monster stayed! Head with us to Metz in Lorraine to find out about its incredible past, La Couvertoirade, one of the prettiest villages in France, and the UNESCO heritage of Avignon. Guides, gorgeous photos, what's new in France, the best tours and delicious recipes from the legendary Le Nôtre bakery in Paris - and more.

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30 June-3 July: Le Mans Classic returns

after a four-year absence. Expect 600 racing

cars on the track in this classic day and night

race. Plus 8,500 classic cars displayed in the

specially designed enclosures.

lemansclassic.com

1-24 July: Tour de France starting in

Copenhagen, Denmark and finishing in the

Champs-Elysees Paris.

letour.fr

24-31 July: The Woman’s Tour de France

returns after an absence of more than 30

years. Start on the day of the final stage 21 of

the Men’s Tour. 1028km eight-day race will

take in back to back mountain stages as well

as gravel sectors, flat stages and more. Starting

at the Eiffel Tower and ending atop La Planche

des Belles Filles in the Vosges mountains.

letourfemmes.fr

Spring: Fans of Serge Gainsbourg will rejoice

to know that France’s first cultural institution

dedicated to the songwriter Serge Gainsbourg

will open Mason Gainsbourg including a

museum, bookstore and Le Gainsbarre, a

hybrid space that hosts a café during the day

and a piano bar by night.

maisongainsbourg.fr

The ‘Seine à Vélo’ cycle route, launched in

2021, which follows the River Seine from Paris

to Le Havre and Deauville in Normandy, has

been named as one of the best places to

explore in 2022 by National Geographic! The

270-mile Paris-to-the-sea path passes through

some of the region’s most beautiful and famous

sites, including Giverny – home to Claude

Monet’s house and garden, Château-Gaillard

at Les Andelys, Jumièges and picture-perfect

Honfleur. It also goes through Rouen which was

awarded UNESCO gastronomic status in 2021!

laseineavelo.com

Carriage of Le Grand Tour train

In 2023:

Puy du Fou, the award winning, world’s

most incredible theme park, launches the

world’s longest show on ‘Le Grand Tour’, a

6-day spectacular Grand Tour of France on

France’s first private rail company. The train

takes a 4000km journey across France on

an authentic and luxurious Belle Epoque

train taking in some of the greatest sights

including Champagne and Burgundy, Avignon

in Provence, the castles of the Loire Valley,

wonderful Lake Annecy and the Arcachon

Basin. Find out more: legrandtour.com

All information contained here is correct at

the time of publication, but we recommend

you check with the individual venues for

the latest updates, as dates may remain

subject to change and events may need to

be cancelled or postponed in line with the

health situation in France.

The Good Life France | 83

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